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  • The $35,000 GM Blitz Battle Championship

    Chess.com is launching a new online blitz and bullet chess championship series, with the biggest payout in online history, and three of the world's top chess players have already signed on.  The Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship with be... | Read More

  • Nakamura, MVL To Play Death Match Monday

    Two of the best chess players in the world will face off Monday morning in the biggest Chess.com Death Match of all time as American number-one GM Hikaru Nakamura is set to battle French number-one GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. The match will be br... | Read More

  • How To Play Multi-Purpose Moves

    How to Improve Your Tactics    Chess.com member shivendu2059xyz asked: I would like to discuss how to get better at tactics. Is solving tons of puzzles the only way to improve? Mr. shivendu2059xyz: There are many ways to study ... | Read More

  • Who Will Have The Faster Finger In Death Match 32?

    We've known for a while that the former world blitz number-one GM Maxim Dlugy would play in this month's Death Match 32. Now we know his opponent: blitz maven and past Death Match champion IM Yaacov Norowitz. The match will be three hours of bli... | Read More

  • The 7 Best Upcoming Chess.com Events

    Chess fans have a lot to look forward to at Chess.com. If you like big-time chess events, you're going to love this spring.  Yesterday, a charity fundraising simul hosted by world-number-nine GM Anish Giri online on Chess.com's ... | Read More


    • Trudging Down the Road to Master

      Hi! This is my first blog post. I have no "official" FIDE or USCF rating. On Chess.com my Blitz rating is somewhere in the 1350s, I think. (But I'm a little bitter about that because only a few weeks ago I was around 1470. Sometime I play great; ... | Read More

      • theosis101
      • | Jan 14, 2016
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    • Un-retiring from Chess, Twenty Years Later!

      To sum up my last post about my past life as a tournament player: I started playing in the early 1980s, rose to National Master (NM), and then a short time later abruptly left the game in the early 1990s when other things in life became a priority... | Read More

    • JOURNEY in Chess.com- how it made me learn chess

      I wish each and everyone a very happy new year I wish everyone to effeciently use their 16 pieces in 2016..i started playing chess when i am 7then i learnt how to move each and every piece.i used to move according to my wish and used to win many ... | Read More

    • How I Got To 1400 Blitz

      Improving my chess has always been a goal of mine. I think that's true of all chess players, at least the serious ones. I was told that playing slow chess was the best for improvement, and that blitz chess should be avoided because it ruins your c... | Read More

    • So, who is cheater?

      Players, who have blitz ratings 1600-1800, at the same time have on-line chess ratings 2000-2200. How is it possible? And some of them, after losing call me cheater, o come on! | Read More

      • proud_bird
      • | Dec 1, 2015
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Video Lessons



  • Patzer

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    Patzer is basically when you have a minimal rating in chess. Read More »

  • Mieses Opening

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    The Mieses Opening is a chess opening that begins with the move: 1. d3The opening is named after the German-British grandmaster Jacques Mieses. It is considered an irregular opening, so it is classified under the A00 code in the Encyclop... Read More »

  • Adams, Michael

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    Michael Adams was born on Nov 17, 1971 in Truro, Cornwall, England.  He learned chess from his father at the age of 6. In November 1979, he played in his first chess tournament, the Cornwall Under-10 Championship, and won it.  In 1980, Adams... Read More »

  • Saemisch, Friedrich

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    Friedrich Saemisch (1896-1975) was born in Berlin, he was awarded the title of International Grandmaster in 1950.  In 1921, he won the first Austrian chess championship.  Loser of more games of chess on time than any other master.  In 1959 at L... Read More »

  • Kenny Solomon

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    Kenny Solomon 8 October 1979 is a South African chess International Master. He took up chess at the age of 13, inspired by his elder brother’s qualification for the Chess Olympiad in Manila in 1992. Borrowing a chess book from him to study,... Read More »